2010 release, the first new Gate record in over a decade. A Republic of Sadness is as much a reason for celebration as indoctrination into the creative genius of Michael Morley. Known primarily for his work in the Dead C, Morley simultaneously has been doing Gate since he's started playing. A Republic of Sadness comprises the apex of Morley's various interests in one collection. His guitar and vocal drones permeate through looped beats and sounds, arriving at a sound that is not quite dance, not quite noise, not quite electronica and never, ever ambient.